“Anti-Semitism is real and I am grateful for Jewish allies and colleagues who are educating me on the painful history of anti-Semitic tropes,” Apology given on Twitter due to the moderate to light backlash she received from Democrats. She did not apologize because of Republican or even Jewish criticism.
A forced apology does not come from the heart. Omar’s comments on Anti-Semitism was due to attitude and culture. She meant what she initially said. No, lame apology can take that back. The apology was to appease the Democratic Party, for now. It will happen again. It is inside her.
“My intention is never to offend my constituents or Jewish Americans as a whole,” Ms. Omar wrote, adding, “I unequivocally apologize.”